Now I am back to using the flat brush that I used in step 1. I use this brush a lot when I am painting large areas or painting shadow shapes. Actually, I use the brush all the time, but especially for the parts I just mentioned. I really like this brush because you can get soft shapes as well as hard edges by just using it at a smaller size. It is also good for creating different planes simply by rotating the brush.
There are a variety of ways you can add texture to your paintings, and I used a few in this illustration. One way is to just paint it in by hand. For the bricks in the foreground I just put in some really loose squiggles, but from far away they look like bricks. Another way is to use photo overlays, which I will explain later in the tutorial.